Pro-abortion forces fail again to advance their goal to establish abortion as fundamental human right worldwide, but keep pushing

By Scott Fischbach and Jeanne Head, RN The 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) took place April 22–26 at the United Nations in New York City. The theme of this year’s conference was “New trends in migration: demographic aspects.” Once again a document intended to help the most vulnerable became a …

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UN Commission on the Status of Women fails Women of the World again

By Jeanne E. Head, RN At the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), pro-abortion forces failed to advance their agenda, particularly their goal of making abortion a “fundamental right” worldwide. That was an important success. Nonetheless, although it contains some good things, the Commission’s final non-binding document (called “Agreed …

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National Right to Life: Fighting for Life at the United Nations

By Jeanne E. Head, R.N. Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Winter edition of National Right to Life News. If you are not a subscriber, call us at 202-626-8828. As a nongovernmental organization, representatives of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) have supported international pro-life educational and service programs and monitored United Nations …

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The case to legalize abortion in Africa fails

By Jeanne Head, RN, and Paul Stark Editor’s note. The following is a response to an International Herald Tribune blog that  the newspaper chose not to publish. The post appeared at http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/africas-abortion-wars/. Alexis Okeowo argues at the International Herald Tribune’s Latitude blog that African nations should legalize elective abortion in order to prevent the death …

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UN General Assembly told that every nation must legalize abortion

New report from the Special Rapporteur on Health makes false claims in support of expanding abortion By Paul Stark and Jeanne Head, RN On Oct. 24 the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover, presented his latest report to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York. Mr. …

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“San Jose Articles” Offer Careful Rebuttal to Spurious Claim of International “Right” to Abortion

By Jeanne Head, RN,  Vice President for International Affairs and UN Representative for National Right to Life A report that Ireland, which has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the entire world, will be called to account today by a United Nations review committee for its law prohibiting abortion highlights the importance of and the …

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